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Comical Psychosomatic Medicine Manga Gets Book About Émile Chartier

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Book explains Alain on Happiness book by French philosopher

Shonengahosha published a book volume spinoff of Yū Yūki and 's Comical Psychosomatic Medicine manga on Monday titled Manga de Wakaru Shinryōnaika - Alain no Kōfuku Ronhen (Comical Psychosomatic Medicine - Alain on Happiness). The book tackles French philosopher Émile Chartier, also known as Alain, and his book Alain on Happiness, with the character Asuna Kangoshi explaining the topic.

The original manga's story centers on the psychologist Ryō Shinnai and his nurse Asuna Kangoshi. (Their names are wordplays on their professions.) The pair explain aspects of mental illness through a series of loosely connected cases that usually conclude in one manga chapter. With a light-hearted tone, the doctor helps readers understand conditions such as depression, adjustment disorder, and Asperger syndrome.

Yūki is a psychiatrist who began irregularly serializing the manga as a web comic on his Yū Mental Clinic's website in 2009. The illustrator provides the gag comedy's art. Shonengahosha's Young King magazine began publishing the series in 2010 and released the first compiled volume that same year. The 15th compiled volume shipped last September. The manga inspired a web anime series that premiered in February 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie


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